Kate Linforth

Artist Statement

The materials that Kate use's are subjected to heat, gravity and chance and have a slightly unpredictable quality to them.  Kate loosely holds an idea in her head and through constant experimentation and exploratory techniques, surprising aspects to her works emerge.  This evolutionary characteristic in Kate's studio practice echoes elements of the natural world.  Organic forms created with repetitive, intuitive actions mimic the forms found in nature.

The imagery that is produced from the study of cells and the work of microbiologists hold an aesthetic fascination.  The discovery of these microscopic unseen cells that hold a powerful energy together with the landscape of an evolving world are a source of constant inspiration.  The idea that unseen spores can travel airborne for thousands of miles and a network of fungal threads can spread across a continent seem to be a fitting metaphor for human existence.  These constant searches for life sustaining habitats coupled with medical research which endeavors to support life are fertile grounds for artistic exploration.

Kate lives and works in rural Kent.





"Transatlantic" UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent

Art14, Olympia, London, W14

"Lupercalia: Primitive Love" Hawkins and Blue @ The Red Hand Gallery, London, N7

"Retain:Reclaim" Stour Valley Arts, Kent


"One" The UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent

"The Wall of Beauty" at the Scin Gallery, Old Street, London, EC1

"Handmade and Homegrown Heroes" at the Scin Gallery, Old Street, London, EC1

Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent

The Cork Street Open Exhibition, London, W1

The Galvanising Shop, Chatham Dockyard, Kent


"The Collective" West Bank Gallery, London, W2

"Cellular Conversa Microscopic Slides" Neurology Department Kings College Hospital, London

"Eleven" K College, Ashford


 “Twelve” Middle Row, Ashford

Fine Art Exhibition, County Square, Ashford

Pubished Works
State of the Art series 'Installation and Site Specific' 
HESA InPrint "Addiction" Issue (Cellular Conversa)
Fruiting Bodies at ROOM North Kent (www.roomnorthkent.wordpress.com)


Publication Title Article Title Date
http://www.kent-life.co.uk/home/bees_art_1_4093744 Bees and Art 2015